Dunedin, Family Restaurants

  • Let Them Eat Vegan

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  • Kind Cafe

    100% plant based cafe and botanical cocktail bar in the heart of Dunedin town. Open 8:30-3:30 Monday-Wednesday, 8:30-9pm(ish) Thursday-Saturday.

    Irresistible cabinet food for quick lunches, such as filled rolls, pies, salads, incredible cakes and slices and ALL kind and plant-based.  Menu consists of amazing concoctions and beautiful meals.  A real treat to find this, right in the heart of Dunedin:)

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  • Burger Plant

    Here at Burger Plant we make 100% plant based food and it tastes amazing!  From burgers to shakes to cookie pies we have optinos for even the biggest skeptics.  Come down and see what all the excitement is about!

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  • Starfish Cafe and Bar

    Starfish Cafe and Bar is located in the gorgeous location of St Clair, offering alfresco dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is only moments from the beach.  They serve great coffee and food and for the little ones check out their Little Star Kids Menu.

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  • Esplanade Restaurant

    Italian, beachfront pizzeria.  Great views, buzzy and fun atmosphere - very popular with a crowd or with families.
    Antipasti, pizzas, pastas, great salads and awesome desserts.

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  • 1908 Cafe - Portobello

    Offering quality imaginative, contemporary fare with traditional New Zealand flavours.  Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and seven days a week for evening dining.

    Outdoor dining available.  A very enticing menu with kids.

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  • The Perc Cafe

    The Perc Cafe has a completely delicious menu to choose from with breakfast, brunch and lunch including great coffee and options for the kids.  Home-baking is done on site that will delight and hit the right spot for big and little tummies!

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  • Ironic Cafe

    The setting at Ironic Cafe is warm and friendly and our staff are helpful, informed and always willing to go that extra mile. There is an awesome range on the kids mains and dessert menus that'll be sure to make them happy and highchairs are available.


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  • The Corner Store

    The Corner Store is an inner city café serving simple, quality food and superior coffee to Dunedin customers and visitors.  They have a strong focus on gluten free options in both savoury and sweet and use only locally farmed Free Range Bacon and Free Range Eggs and wherever possible source their ingredients locally. Kids and adults alike will love the selection available.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.